What is actually Edamame?
The Japanese name for immature soybeans is Edamame. Literally means “stem beans”.
What are the benefits?
High in protein - it contains adequate portions of the nine essential amino acids, humans need to survive.
May lower cholesterol.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals - a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin K, and B vitamins such as folate, thiamine and riboflavin and they are full of minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and calcium.
Low glycemic index - Doesn't raise blood sugar.
The best option is the fresh Edamame, but if you can not find one, you can always find a frozen one. There are two types of frozen edamame on the market - one is cooked and the other one is raw.
The cooked one needs to be defrosted, the raw - you can cook in a microwave or simply boiled in salty water.
Enjoy this low-calorie snack anytime!